Help Us Save The Great South Bay

 

For future generations

It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!

Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that actively works to restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.

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About Our Organization

defending our creeks

Our Creek Defenders help the 50 creeks flowing into the Great South Bay move freely by removing debris and monitoring invasive species.

restoring oyster habitat 

Oysters eat murky water for lunch. The Great South Bay Oyster Project restores oysters and their natural filtration capabilities to the Bay. 

Planting bay friendly

We are restoring habitat for local wildlife by putting back what was here long before we were through the Bay Friendly Yards program.

education and advocacy

We connect with the many stakeholders to spread the message that the Bay is but a symptom, it is the mainland which is sick. 

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!

Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that advocates for and implements real solutions that will help restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.

 

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Mayor’s Cup Races to Help Save The Great South Bay

Mayor’s Cup Races to Help Save The Great South Bay

The 2021 Mayor’s Cup Charity Regatta & Soirée took place on Saturday, September 18 on the Great South Bay followed immediately by what is quickly becoming an annual favorite celebration at the Long Island Yacht Club benefiting local environmental non-profit Save...

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Great South Bay Oyster Project Plants 5,000 Oysters

Great South Bay Oyster Project Plants 5,000 Oysters

The Great South Bay Oyster Project made it’s mark with an initial planting of over 5,000 oysters in Save The Great South Bay’s recently established oyster sanctuary, helping rebuild marine habitat and providing essential environmental functions such as water...

A Swell App To Measure Debris

A Swell App To Measure Debris

Want to help us collect data on debris? There's an app for that. The Clean Swell app. At Save The Great South Bay, we are firm believers in the age old adage of you can't manage what you can't measure. Starting in 2021 and in collaboration with the Ocean Conservancy,...

Jet Skis Can Damage Marshlands

Jet Skis Can Damage Marshlands

Jet skis (personal water craft) are a lot of fun, and we love having fun on the Great South Bay, but full throttle jet ski riding in the marshlands can do some real harm to nature. Marsh sidewalls are sensitive and the propulsion from jet ski's can cause them to...

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  • Beach Clean Up @ Gilgo Beach

    Join us as we clean up at Gilgo Beach in honor of International Coastal Clean Up Day on Saturday, Oc...

    October 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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